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Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co -written by John Lasseter, it is Pixar's final independently-produced motion pic ture before its purchase by Disney. Set in a world populated entirely by anthrop omorphic cars and other vehicles, it features the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Ne wman (in his final non-documentary feature), Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, T ony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, and John Ratzenberger. It is also the second Pixar film after A Bug's Life to have an entirely non-human ca st. The film was accompanied by the short One Man Band for its theatrical and ho me media releases. Cars premiered on May 26, 2006 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Caroli na and was theatrically released on June 9, 2006, to positive reviews. It was no minated for two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature, and won the Gol den Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The film was released on DVD on November 7, 2006 and to Blu-ray Disc in late 2007. Related merchandise, includin g scale models of several of the cars, broke records for retail sales of merchan dise based on a Disney·Pixar film,[2] bringing an estimated $10 billion in 5 years since the film's release.[3] The film was dedicated to Joe Ranft, who was kille d in a car accident during the film's production. A sequel, Cars 2, was released on June 24, 2011,[4] and a spin-off, Planes, prod uced by DisneyToon Studios, was released on August 9, 2013.[5] A series of short animated films entitled Cars Toons has been airing since 2008.[6] Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 3.1 Development 3.2 Animation 4 Soundtrack 5 Release 5.1 Home media 5.2 Video game 6 Reception 6.1 Critical response 6.2 Box office 6.3 Accolades 7 Similar films 8 Sequels 9 See also 10 References 11 External links Plot In a world populated by anthropomorphic vehicles, the last race of the Piston Cu p championship ends in a three-way tie between retiring veteran Strip "The King" Weathers, infamous runner-up Chick Hicks, and rookie Lightning McQueen. The tie breaker race is scheduled for one week later at the (fictional) Los Angeles Inte rnational Speedway in California. Lightning is desperate to win the race, since it would allow him to leave the unglamorous sponsorship of Rust-Eze, a rust trea tment for old cars, and allow him to take The King's place as the sponsored car of the lucrative Dinoco team. Eager to start practice in California as soon as p ossible, he pushes his big rig, Mack, to travel all night long. While McQueen is sleeping, the exhausted Mack drifts off and is startled by a gang of four reckl ess street racers, causing McQueen to fall out the back of the trailer and into

the road. McQueen wakes in the middle of traffic and speeds off the highway to f ind Mack, only to end up in the run-down town of Radiator Springs and inadverten tly ruining the pavement of its main road. After being arrested and impounded overnight and guarded by a rusty but friendly tow truck named Mater, McQueen is ordered by the town's judge and doctor Doc Hu dson to leave town immediately. The local lawyer Sally Carrera insists that McQu een should be given community service to repave the road, to which Doc begruding ly agrees. McQueen tries to repave it in a single day, but it turns out to be sh oddy and he is ordered to repave the road again, which takes several days to com plete. During this time, he becomes friends with several of the cars, and learns that Radiator Springs used to be a popular stopover along the old U.S. Route 66 , but with the construction of Interstate 40 bypassing it, the town literally va nished from the map. McQueen also discovers that Doc is really the "Fabulous Hud son Hornet", a three-time Piston Cup winner who was forced out of racing after a n accident in 1954 and quickly forgotten by the sport. McQueen finishes the road , which has invigorated the cars to improve their town, and spends an extra day in town with his new friends, before Mack and the media descend on the town, led by a tip to McQueen's location. McQueen reluctantly leaves with the media to ge t to California in time for the race, while Sally chastises Doc after discoverin g that he had tipped off the media to McQueen's whereabouts, not wanting to be d iscovered by them instead. At the speedway, McQueen's mind is not fully set on the race, and he soon falls into last place. He is surprised to discover that Doc Hudson, who is decked out in his old racing colors, has taken over as his crew chief, along with several o ther friends from Radiator Springs to help in the pit. Inspired and recalling tr icks he learned from Doc and his friends, McQueen quickly emerges to lead the ra ce into the final laps. Refusing to lose, Hicks sends Weathers into a dangerous accident. Seeing this and recalling Doc's fate, McQueen stops just short of the finish line, allowing Hicks to win, and drives back to push Weathers over the fi nish line. The crowd and media condemn Hicks' victory and give praise to McQueen 's sportsmanship. Though offered the Dinoco sponsorship deal, McQueen declines, insisting on staying with his current sponsors as an appreciation of their past support. Later, back at Radiator Springs, McQueen returns and announces that he will be setting up his headquarters there, helping to put Radiator Springs back on the map. Cast See also: List of Cars characters Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, described by John Lasseter in the LA Times as "A hybrid between a stock car and a more curvaceous Le Mans endurance racer. "[7] Paul Newman as Doc Hudson, a 1951 Hudson Hornet who is later revealed to be the Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera, a 2002 996-series Porsche 911 Carrera. Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, a 1951 International Harvester L-170 "boom" tr uck[8][9] with elements of a mid-1950s Chevrolet.[10] One-Ton Wrecker Tow Truck. Tony Shalhoub as Luigi, a 1959 Fiat 500. Cheech Marin as Ramone, a 1959 Chevrolet Impala Lowrider. Michael Wallis as Sheriff, a 1949 Mercury Club Coupe (police package). George Carlin as Fillmore, a 1960 VW Bus. Paul Dooley as Sarge, a 1941 Willys model jeep, in the style used by the US Military. Jenifer Lewis as Flo, a 1957 Motorama show car. Guido Quaroni as Guido, a custom forklift, resembling an Isetta at the front . Richard Petty as Strip "The King" Weathers. The car's design was based on Ri chard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird Michael Keaton as Chick Hicks, described by Pixar as a generic 1980s stock c

ar.[10] Strongly resembles a 1978 88 General Motors G-Body such as a Buick Regal o r Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Katherine Helmond as Lizzie, a 1923 Ford Model T. John Ratzenberger as Mack, a 1985 Mack Super-Liner. Joe Ranft as Red, a 1960s style fire truck (most closely resembles a mid-196 0s) and Peterbilt, this was Ranft's last voice role before his death in August 2 005. Production Cars is the last film worked on by Joe Ranft, who died in a car accident in Augu st 2005.[11] The film was the second to be dedicated to his memory, after Corpse Bride (that showed the roles he'd done in the other films directed by John Lass eter during the credits).[12] This is also the last (non-documentary) movie for Paul Newman before his retirement in 2007 and his death in 2008.[13] It turned o ut to be the highest-grossing film of his career.[13] Development While Pixar was wrapping up production on A Bug's Life in the Fall of 1998, stor y development artist Jorgen Klubien began writing a story for a brand-new animat ed feature.[14] The original script (called The Yellow Car, about an electric ca r living in a gas-guzzling world), some of the original drawings and characters were produced in 1998 and the producers agreed that Cars could be the next movie after A Bug's Life and would be released in early 1999, particularly around Jun e 4.[14] However, the movie was eventually scrapped in favor of Toy Story 2.[14] Later, production resumed with major script changes, like giving Mater, Doc, an d a few other characters a bigger part.[14] Meanwhile, John Lasseter has said that the idea for Cars was born after he took a cross-country road trip with his wife and five sons in 2000.[15] When he retur ned to the studio after vacation, he contacted Michael Wallis, a Route 66 histor ian. Wallis then led eleven Pixar animators in rented white Cadillacs on two dif ferent road trips across the route to research the film.[16][17][18] In 2001, th e movie's working title was Route 66 (after U.S. Route 66), but in 2002, the tit le was changed to prevent people from thinking it was related to the 1960 televi sion show with the same name.[19] In addition, Lightning McQueen's number was or iginally going to be 57 (Lasseter's birth year), but was changed to 95 (the year Toy Story was released).[19] In 2006, John Lasseter spoke about the inspiration for the film, saying: "I have always loved cars. In one vein, I have Disney blood, and in the other, there's motor oil. The notion of combining these two great passions in my life cars and an imation was irresistible. When Joe (Ranft) and I first started talking about this film in 1998, we knew we wanted to do something with cars as characters. Around that same time, we watched a documentary called 'Divided Highways,' which dealt with the interstate highway and how it affected the small towns along the way. W e were so moved by it and began thinking about what it must have been like in th ese small towns that got bypassed. That's when we started really researching Rou te 66, but we still hadn't quite figured out what the story for the film was goi ng to be. I used to travel that highway with my family as a child when we visite d our family in St. Louis."[15] Jorgen Klubien said the movie was both his best and most bitter experience becau se he was fired before the movie premiered and because he feels John Lasseter wr ote him out of the story of how the film got made.[20] Animation A rendered frame from the film. For the cars themselves, Lasseter also visited the design studios of the Big Thr ee Detroit automakers, particularly J Mays of Ford Motor Company.[15] Lasseter l

earned how real cars were designed.[15] In 2006, John Lasseter spoke about how they worked hard to make the animation be lievable, saying: "It took many months of trial and error, and practicing test a nimation, to figure out how each car moves and how their world works. Our superv ising animators, Doug Sweetland and Scott Clark, and the directing animators, Bo bby Podesta and James Ford Murphy, did an amazing job working with the animation team to determine the unique movements for each character based on its age and the type of car it was. Some cars are like sports cars and they're much tighter in their suspension. Others are older '50s cars that are a lot looser and have m ore bounce to them. We wanted to get that authenticity in there but also to make sure each car had a unique personality. We also wanted each animator to be able to put some of themself in the character and give it their own spin. Every day in dailies, it was so much fun because we would see things that we had never see n in our lives. The world of cars came alive in a believable and unexpected way. "[15] Unlike most anthropomorphic cars, the eyes of the cars in this film were placed on the windshield (which resembles the Tonka Talking Trucks, and the characters from Tex Avery's One Cab's Family short and Disney's own Susie the Little Blue C oupe), rather than within the headlights.[15] According to production designer B ob Pauley, "From the very beginning of this project, John Lasseter had it in his mind to have the eyes be in the windshield. For one thing, it separates our cha racters from the more common approach where you have little cartoon eyes in the headlights. For another, he thought that having the eyes down near the mouth at the front end of the car feels more like a snake. With the eyes set in the winds hield, the point of view is more human-like, and made it feel like the whole car could be involved in the animation of the character.[15] This decision was heav ily criticized by automotive blog Jalopnik.[21] In 2006, supervising animator on the film Scott Clark, spoke about the challenge s of animating car characters, saying: "Getting a full range of performance and emotion from these characters and making them still seem like cars was a tough a ssignment, but that's what animation does best. You use your imagination, and yo u make the movements and gestures fit with the design. Our car characters may no t have arms and legs, but we can lean the tires in or out to suggest hands openi ng up or closing in. We can use steering to point a certain direction. We also d esigned a special eyelid and an eyebrow for the windshield that lets us communic ate an expressiveness that cars don't have."[15] Doug Sweetland, who also served as supervising animator, also spoke about the challenges, saying: "It took a di fferent kind of animator to really be able to interpret the Cars models, than it did to interpret something like The Incredibles models. With The Incredibles, t he animator could get reference for the characters by shooting himself and watch ing the footage. But with Cars, it departs completely from any reference. Yes th ey're cars, but no car can do what our characters do. It's pure fantasy. It took a lot of trial and error to get them to look right."[15] John Lasseter co-wrote and directed the film. Lasseter also explained that the film started with pencil and paper designs, say ing: "Truth to materials. Starting with pencil-and-paper designs from production designer Bob Pauley, and continuing through the modeling, articulation, and sha ding of the characters, and finally into animation, the production team worked h ard to have the car characters remain true to their origins."[15] Character depa rtment manager Jay Ward also explained how they wanted the cars to look as reali stic as possible, saying: "John didn't want the cars to seem clay-like or mushy. He insisted on truth to materials. This was a huge thing for him. He told us th at steel needs to feel like steel. Glass should feel like glass. These cars need to feel heavy. They weigh three or four thousand pounds. When they move around, they need to have that feel. They shouldn't appear light or overly bouncy to th e point where the audience might see them as rubber toys."[15] According to dire

cting animator James Ford Murphy, "Originally, the car models were built so they could basically do anything. John kept reminding us that these characters are m ade of metal and they weigh several thousand pounds. They can't stretch. He show ed us examples of very loose animation to illustrate what not to do."[15] Character shading supervisor on the film Thomas Jordan explained that chrome and car paint were the main challenges on the film, saying: "Chrome and car paint w ere our two main challenges on this film. We started out by learning as much as we could. At the local body shop, we watched them paint a car, and we saw the wa y they mixed the paint and applied the various coats. We tried to dissect what g oes into the real paint and recreated it in the computer. We figured out that we needed a base paint, which is where the color comes from, and the clearcoat, wh ich provides the reflection. We were then able to add in things like metallic fl ake to give it a glittery sparkle, a pearlescent quality the might change color depending on the angle, and even a layer of pin-striping for characters like Ram one."[15] Supervising technical director on the film Eben Ostby explained that t he biggest challenge for the technical team was creating the metallic and painte d surfaces of the car characters, and the reflections that those surfaces genera te, saying: "Given that the stars of our film are made of metal, John had a real desire to see realistic reflections, and more beautiful lighting than we ve seen in any of our previous films. In the past, we ve mostly used environment maps and other matte-based technology to cheat reflections, but for Cars we added a ray-t racing capability to our existing Renderman program to raise the bar for Pixar." [15] Rendering lead Jessica McMackin spoke about the use of ray tracing on the film, saying: "In addition to creating accurate reflections, we used ray tracing to ac hieve other effects. We were able to use this approach to create accurate shadow s, like when there are multiple light sources and you want to get a feathering o f shadows at the edges. Or occlusion, which is the absence of ambient light betw een two surfaces, like a crease in a shirt. A fourth use is irradiance. An examp le of this would be if you had a piece of red paper and held it up to a white wa ll, the light would be colored by the paper and cast a red glow on the wall."[15 ] Character supervisor Tim Milliron explained that the film uses a ground locking system that kept the cars firmly planted on the road, saying: "The ground-lockin g system is one of the things I m most proud of on this film. In the past, charact ers have never known about their environment in any way. A simulation pass was r equired if you wanted to make something like that happen. On Cars, this system i s built into the models themselves, and as you move the car around, the vehicle sticks to the ground. It was one of those things that we do at Pixar where we kn ew going in that it had to be done, but we had no idea how to do it."[15] Technical director Lisa Forsell explained that to enhance the richness and beaut y of the desert landscapes surrounding Radiator Springs, the filmmakers created a department responsible for matte paintings and sky flats, saying: "Digital mat te paintings are a way to get a lot of visual complexity without necessarily hav ing to build complex geometry, and write complex shaders. We spent a lot time wo rking on the clouds and their different formations. They tend to be on several l ayers and they move relative to each other. The clouds do in fact have some char acter and personality. The notion was that just as people see themselves in the clouds, cars see various car-shaped clouds. It s subtle, but there are definitely some that are shaped like a sedan. And if you look closely, you ll see some that l ook like tire treads. The fact that so much attention is put on the skies speaks to the visual level of the film. Is there a story point? Not really. There is n o pixel on the screen that does not have an extraordinary level of scrutiny and care applied to it. There is nothing that is just throw-away."[15] Computers used in the development of the film were four times faster than those used in The Incredibles and 1,000 times faster than those used in Toy Story. To build the cars, the animators used computer platforms similar to those used in t

he design of real-world automobiles.[22] Soundtrack Main article: Cars (soundtrack) The Cars soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on June 6, 2006.[23] Nin e tracks on the soundtrack are by popular artists, while the remaining eleven ar e score cues by Randy Newman.[23] It has two versions of the classic Bobby Troup jazz standard "Route 66" (popularized by Nat King Cole), one by Chuck Berry and a new version recorded specifically for the film's credits performed by John Ma yer.[23] Brad Paisley contributed two of the nine tracks to the album, one being "Find Yourself" used for the end credits.[23] Release Cars was originally going to be released on November 4, 2005, but on December 7, 2004, the movie's release date was changed to June 9, 2006.[24] Analysts looked at the release date change as a sign from Pixar that they were preparing for th e pending end of the Disney distribution contract by either preparing non-Disney materials to present to other studios, or they were buying time to see what hap pened with Michael Eisner's situation at Disney.[25] When Pixar's chief executiv e Steve Jobs made the release date announcement, he stated that the reasoning wa s due to wanting to put all Pixar films on a Summer release schedule, with DVD s ales occurring during the holiday shopping season.[24] Home media Cars was released on DVD in both wide-screen and full-screen editions on October 25, 2006 in Australia and New Zealand, on November 7, 2006 in the United States and Canada, and on November 27, 2006 in the United Kingdom.[26] It includes DVD -exclusive short film Mater and the Ghostlight and the film's theatrical short O ne Man Band, as well as Inspiration for Cars, a 16-minute-long documentary about Cars featuring John Lasseter, the director.[26] It also featured the Pixar shor t Boundin'.[26] According to the Walt Disney Company, five million copies of the DVD were sold i n the first two days it was available.[27] In its first week it sold 6,250,856 u nits and 15,370,791 units in total ($246,198,859).[28] Unlike previous Pixar DVD releases, there is no two-disc special edition, and no plans to release one in the future. According to Sara Maher, DVD Production Manager at Pixar, John Lasse ter and Pixar were preoccupied with productions like Ratatouille.[29] In the US and Canada, there were bonus discs available with the purchase of Cars at Wal-Mart and Target.[30] Wal-Mart featured a Geared-Up Bonus DVD Disc that f ocused on the music of the film, including the "Life Is A Highway" video, The Ma king of "Life Is A Highway", Cars: The Making of the Music, and Under The Hood ( a special that originally aired on the ABC Family cable channel).[31] Target's b onus was a Rev'd Up DVD Disc that featured material that was mostly already rele ased as part of the official Cars podcast and focused on the inspiration and pro duction of the movie.[32] Cars was also released on Blu-ray Disc on November 6, 2007, marking it the first Pixar film to be released on Blu-ray (alongside Ratatouille and Pixar Short Fil ms Collection, Volume 1),[33] and was re-released as a Blu-Ray Disc and DVD comb o pack and DVD only edition on April 2011. The film was released for the first t ime in 3D on October 29, 2013, as part of Cars: Ultimate Collector's Edition, wh ich included the film on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD.[34] Video game Main article: Cars (video game) A video game of the same name was released on June 6, 2006, for Game Boy Advance , Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox.[35] It was also released on October 23, 2006, for Xbox 360 an

d November 16, 2006, for Wii.[35] The video game got mainly positive reviews. Ga meSpot gave 7.0 out of 10 for Xbox 360 and Wii versions, for PlayStation 2, 7.6 out of 10 for the GameCube and Xbox versions, and 7.4 out of 10 for the PSP vers ion.[36] Metacritic gave 65 out of 100 for the Wii version,[37] 54 out of 100 fo r the DS version,[38] 73 out of 100 for the PC version,[39] 71 out of 100 for th e PlayStation 2 version,[40] and 70 out of 100 for the PSP version.[41] Reception Critical response Cars was met with positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoe s reported a 74% approval rating with an average rating of 6.9/10 based on 195 r eviews. The site's consensus reads: "While the story may not reach the high stan dards of Toy Story and The Incredibles, viewers of all ages will marvel at the t echnical brilliance of the animation and come away satisfied."[42] Another revie w aggregation website Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 t op reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 73 out of 100 based on 39 reviews.[43] William Arnold of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer praised it as "one of Pixar's m ost imaginative and thoroughly appealing movies ever"[44] and Lisa Schwarzbaum o f Entertainment Weekly called it "a work of American art as classic as it is mod ern."[45] Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three out of four s tars, saying "The movie is great to look at and a lot of fun, but somehow lacks the extra push of the other Pixar films. Maybe that's because there's less at st ake here, and no child-surrogate to identify with."[46] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Fueled with ple nty of humor, action, heartfelt drama, and amazing new technical feats, Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages."[47] Richard Corliss of Time g ave the film a positive review, saying "Existing both in turbo-charged today and the gentler '50s, straddling the realms of Pixar styling and old Disney heart, this new-model Cars is an instant classic."[48] Brian Lowry of Variety gave the film a negative review, saying "Despite representing another impressive technica l achievement, it's the least visually interesting of the computer-animation bou tique's movies, and -- in an ironic twist for a story about auto racing -- drift s slowly through its semi-arid midsection."[49] Robert Wilonsky of The Village V oice gave the film a positive review, saying "What ultimately redeems Cars from turning out a total lemon is its soul. Lasseter loves these animated inanimate o bjects as though they were kin, and it shows in every beautifully rendered frame ."[50] Ella Taylor of L.A. Weekly gave the film a positive review, saying "Cars cheerfully hitches cutting-edge animation to a folksy narrative plugging friends hip, community and a Luddite mistrust of high tech."[47] Roger Ebert gave the film a positive review, but felt that it "lacks the extra p ush of the other Pixar films."[46] Gene Seymour of Newsday gave the film three out of four stars, saying "And as po p flies go, Cars is pretty to watch, even as it loops, drifts and, at times, loo ks as if it's just hanging in midair."[51] Colin Covert of the Star Tribune gave the film a positive review, saying "It takes everything that's made Pixar short hand for animation excellence -- strong characters, tight pacing, spot-on voice casting, a warm sense of humor and visuals that are pure, pixilated bliss -- and carries them to the next stage."[52] Bill Muller of The Arizona Republic gave t he film four out of five stars, saying "The truest measure of the movie is that eventually we forget we're watching a bunch of vehicles with faces and start to think of them as individual characters. It's quite an accomplishment, and perhap s one only possible by Pixar."[47] Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times gave t he film four out of five stars, saying "What's surprising about this supremely e ngaging film is the source of its curb appeal: It has heart."[47] Stephen Hunter of The Washington Post gave the film a positive review, saying "It's the latest concoction from the geniuses at Pixar, probably the most inventive of the Compu ter Generated Imagery shop -- and the film's great fun, if well under the level

of the first Toy Story."[53] Jessica Reaves of the Chicago Tribune gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "While it's a technically perfect movi e, its tone is too manic, its characters too jaded and, in the end, its story to o empty to stand up to expectations."[54] James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave t he film three out of four stars, saying "While Cars may cross the finish line ah ead of any of 2006's other animated films, it's several laps behind its Pixar si blings."[55] Joe Williams of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave the film an A-, saying "It's po wered by a human heart through a roadway of natural wonders and cultural signpos ts en route to the checkered flag."[56] Lisa Kennedy of The Denver Post gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Cars idles at times. And it's not until i ts final laps that the movie gains the emotional traction we've come to expect f rom the Toy Story and Nemo crews."[57] Tom Long of The Detroit News gave the fil m a B+, saying "It's touching, it's funny, it offers cautions about the modern p ace of life, and it depends on a sense of rural Americana for its soul."[47] Ric k Groen of The Globe and Mail gave the film two and a half stars out of four, sa ying "For parents out there whose future holds the certain prospect of the DVD v ersion blaring repeatedly from family-room screens, let this be your advisory. W arning: Cars comes unequipped with two essential options -- charm and a good muf fler."[47] Amy Biancolli of the Houston Chronicle gave the film three out of fou r stars, saying "It thunders ahead with breezy abandon, scoring big grins on its way."[58] Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News gave the film four out of four stars, saying "It achieves the near impossible, turning cars, trucks, tr actors and farm harvesters into cute Disney characters whose fates you'll care a bout."[47] Lou Lumenick of the New York Post gave the film three and a half star s out of four, saying "Cars somewhat self-indulgently runs nearly two hours -- b ut overall, it's well worth the trip."[47] Lisa Rose of the Newark Star-Ledger g ave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "It's another innovative piece of entertainment from the animation studio, taking the audience on a kine tic trip into a world populated only by automobiles."[47] Claudia Puig of USA Today gave the film a positive review, saying "The animation is stunningly rendered. But the story is always the critical element in Pixar m ovies, and Cars' story is heartfelt with a clear and unabashed moral."[59] David Edelstein of New York Magazine gave the film a positive review, saying "Like th e Toy Story films, Cars is a state-of-the-computer-art plea on behalf of outmode d, wholesome fifties technology, with a dash of Zen by way of George Lucas."[60] Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel gave the film three out of five stars, sayi ng "It's beautiful to look at. The talking cars feel more alive than talking car s should."[47] Peter Howell of the Toronto Star gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Cars made me want to hop in my jalopy and to head out to Route 66 , bypassing the boring interstate highways that made the Mother Road redundant." [47] Moira MacDonald of The Seattle Times gave the film three and a half stars o ut of four, saying "Though the central idea of nostalgia for a quieter, small-to wn life may well be lost on this movie's young audience -- Cars finds a pleasant and often sparkling groove."[61] Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle ga ve the film two out of five stars, saying "Cars might get us into car world as a gimmick, but it doesn't get us into car world as a state of mind. Thus, the ani mation, rather than seeming like an expression of the movie's deeper truth, beco mes an impediment to it."[62] Derek Adams of Time Out gave the film a positive r eview, saying "There are many other brilliant scenes, some just as funny but the re are just as many occasions where you feel the film's struggling to fire on al l cylinders. Still, it's a Pixar film, right? And they're always worth a gander no matter what anyone says."[63] Box office In its opening weekend, Cars earned $60,119,509 in 3,985 theaters in the United States, ranking number one at the box office.[64] In the United States, the film held onto the number one spot for two weeks before being surpassed by Click and

then by Superman Returns the following weekend.[65][66][67] It went on to gross $461,981,604 worldwide (ranking number six in 2006 films) and $244,082,982 in t he United States (the third highest-grossing film of 2006 in the country, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Night at the Museum).[68] It was the second highest grossing film released by Walt Disney Pictures, behind Dead Man's Chest and was the highest-grossing animated film of 2006 in the United Sta tes, but lost to Ice Age: The Meltdown with $655,388,158 in worldwide totals.[68 ][69] Accolades Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Cars Cars had a highly successful run during the 2006 awards season. Many film critic associations such as the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the National Bo ard of Review named it the best Animated Feature Film of 2006.[70] Cars also rec eived the title of Best Reviewed Animated Feature of 2006 from Rotten Tomatoes.[ 70] Randy Newman and James Taylor received a Grammy Award for the song "Our Town ," which later went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original S ong (an award it lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth).[70] Th e film also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Happy Feet.[70] Cars was also selected as the Favorite Family Movie at the 33rd People's Choice Awards.[70] The most prestigious award that Cars received was t he inaugural Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.[70] Cars also wo n the highest award for animation in 2006, the Best Animated Feature Annie Award .[70] The film was also nominated for AFI's 10 Top 10 in the "Animation" genre.[ 71] Similar films Marcus Aurelius Canônico of Folha de S. Paulo described The Little Cars series (Os Carrinhos in Portuguese), a Brazilian computer graphics film series, as a deriv ative of Cars. Canônico discussed whether lawsuits from Pixar would appear. The Br azilian Ministry of Culture posted Marcus Aurelius Canônico's article on its websi te.[72] It has also been noted that the plot of Cars bears a striking resemblance to tha t of Doc Hollywood, the 1991 romantic comedy which stars Michael J. Fox as a hot shot young doctor, who, after causing a traffic accident in a small town, is sen tenced to work at the town hospital, falls in love with a local law student and eventually acquires an appreciation for small town values.[73] Sequels Main article: Cars 2 A sequel to the film, titled Cars 2, was released on June 24, 2011.[4] It was di rected again by John Lasseter, who was inspired for the film while traveling aro und the world promoting the first film.[74] In the sequel, Lightning McQueen and Mater head to Japan and Europe to compete in the World Grand Prix, but Mater be comes sidetracked with international espionage.[4] The film failed to meet or ex ceed the critical success of its predecessor. Michael Wallis, the voice of Sheriff and a Route 66 consultant for the first two films, said in August 2013 in an interview with WGBZ radio that Pixar will make a third film in the series, which will go back to Route 66 and will also includ e Route 99.[75] See also Mandeville-Anthony v. The Walt Disney Company, a federal court case in which Mandeville claimed Disney infringed on his copyrighted ideas by creating Cars References "Cars (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 2, 2009.

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